Spring has finally sprung, and that means families and college kids all over the U.S. are heading for Spring Break. What are some spring, and year-round, vacation destinations for NotMoms and non-parent couples looking to have a great time with other adults?
Kids and teens deserve a break, of course, but it is also perfectly fine to want to spend a vacation away from them. Here are some good kid-free vacation ideas, but maybe you can add some ideas to the list:
- Go on a girls’ weekend. Who hasn’t thought of re-creating the plot of The Hangover in Vegas with your closest group of girlfriends? Well, maybe nothing quite so crazy as that. A girls weekend can range anywhere from crazy Las Vegas nights to a trip to Savannah, Georgia for frozen drinks, fun tours and walks down River street.
- Vacation with your couple friends. If you want to include your partner on your getaway, you can plan a trip with another child-free couple. The dynamics might be a little different, but you can go anywhere in the world with another couple who shares the same values. How about London or Paris?
- Wine Country or Beer Tours. If you enjoy the occasional adult beverage, consider visiting Napa Valley in California, or even the growing wine region of Arizona. Or, you could plan a trip to a beer mecca such as Asheville, North Carolina or Portland, Oregon.
- A cruise. No cruise lines in the U.S. offer specific adults-only packages, but several cruise lines have adult-focused areas and entertainment. Those that don’t should be less kid-heavy during certain times of the year when children are in school. Even Disney Cruise Line offers specific adult-only activities, while keeping the kids on board busy with their own fun.
- Strenuous outdoor activities. Have you ever thought of an outdoor adventure? Something like hiking the Appalachian Trail blends fitness with the and serenity of nature. Maybe you want to do some rock climbing in the Southwest. The more difficult the activity, the less likely it will be populated by children.
You may get a 100% guarantee that there won’t be children at your final vacation destination, but you can minimize interaction with them if that’s what you need. What are you planning to do for your next vacation?
This post is by TheNotMom team writer Laura LaVoie.